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Old 02-15-2015, 10:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Went to the shop, loaded another rod, started it and computer crashed. I restarted it and it won't reboot. Even with restore cd it just won't go. Yesterday the fan in the front broke, I heard it squeaking then jammed and died but there's 2 more big fans and it's not hot in the shop so I kept running. According to Google it's showing symptoms of hard drive failure...maybe that one fan mattered or maybe just coincidence. Fortunately I bought an old used pc off eBay a week ago to run my new machine when it gets here. Now I just need to figure out all my settings. I kept meaning to photograph all the settings in Mach 3...now I wish I had done that.
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Bugger...out of business for a couple days until I can contact the guys I got my CNc from. I got the machine to run, I can manually jog it, but it won't cut. I zero it in, hit start, it fires up spindle and moves to starting point but then just sits there. Numbers on screen say it's moving but it physically is not. No question it's in my Mach settings but darn if I can figure out where.
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What machine you have? Don't know if it would help I could post some screen shots of my settings.
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Syil x5 speed master
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The Mach disk contains a file for this machine, so all pins and speeds are good to go. But there's some other settings outside those that are not quite right.
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I running much 3 on a home built can mill, if the screen shots would help. I can go out and get them.
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did you recalibrate motor tunning
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Motor tuning was set by the xml file. Those numbers are same as before. I did a spindle test, worked perfect. I tested all movements at 1 inch, they where perfect. I can manually jog the machine any direction and can run spindle manually no problem. When I run a real program that I know works, machine starts, moves into position and just sits there. On the screen the dro is moving but I can clearly see the machine not moving.
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no error on mach3 diagnostic tab?
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Don't know, I will have to just call them Tuesday. I am through with messing with it and getting nowhere.
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